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    8 December 2017
    Fire Safety Legislation Is Biting Back - Is Your Business In The Clear?

    Fire safety and building regulations are in the news now more than ever following the appalling events over the summer.
    As a result, the Government are making much needed updates to the fire safety legislation - but, while you wait for the changes to be announced, what can you do to make your business safer?

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    6 October 2017
    Emergency Lighting Signage - Read Before Buying To Avoid Legal Trouble

    To the average business owner, installing Emergency Lighting signage to comply with the law may seem like a walk in the park. Businesses think they are covered by employing a simple 4 step process such as:

    a quick Google search
    finding the best priced signs
    adding them to the basket and checking out
    sticking them up when they arrive

    Easy peasy, right?
    Think again. It's easy for busy business ownerson a budget to get led astray when attempting DIY fire safety solutions.
    In an emergency, people could get injured or worse if your DIY system doesn't comply with current regulations.This leaves you vulnerable to unlimited fines or a prison sentence...
    If you stumbled across this article during step 1,the quick Google search, we urge you to read on. The following information could save you a great deal of legal trouble and avoid wasted money on cheap products.

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    13 September 2017
    Automatic Access Control Bollards For An Oxford Retail Park

    The management company of an Oxford Retail Park contacted Blake's to install an access control solution after experiencing an unusual issue...

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    5 September 2017
    How To Install Cheap DIY Emergency Lighting Like A Pro

    In the current economy, there's no doubt many business owners will be looking to save some cash and take fire safety matters into their own hands.
    We're guessing that's why you're Googling how to install some cheap DIY Emergency Lighting.
    However, whilst there is no law that states you need a professional INSTALLER for your Emergency Lighting, there are very specific rules and regulations that YOUR INSTALLATION needs to adhere to. Otherwise, you could be regretting your DIY job from inside a jail cell.
    Yes, you read that right.Non conformity to the Emergency Lighting legislation could land you in prison- or, if you're lucky, you might end up with unlimited fines.
    So, with that out of the way, let's crack on with your comprehensive guide...

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    23 August 2017
    Definitive Guide To Fire Extinguisher Types, What They Do & How To Use Them

    This guide includes:

    An overview of the fire classes
    The different types of Fire Extinguishers and which fire class they are used for
    Which Fire Extinguisher types you need in your commercial premises based on their recommended use

    In a rush? We've got you covered! Just use the jump links below to skip to the specific Fire Extinguisher types:

    Water Jet Extinguisher
    Water Spray Extinguisher
    Dry Water Mist Extinguisher
    Multi Purpose Powder Extinguisher
    Special Powder Extinguisher (L2)
    Foam Extinguisher
    CO2 Extinguisher
    Wet Chemical Extinguisher

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    21 August 2017
    7 Emergency Lighting Regulations Resources For The Busy Business Owner

    The last thing any business owner wants to do is browse the web for hours on end trying to find and make sense of Emergency Lightingregulations.
    You've got important tasks to do and deadlines to meet. Why can't everything you need be in one place?!
    The vague and confusing language makes the experience mind numbing. But, what's worse is being directed to 100+ page PDFs and not knowing which parts you actually need to read!
    Sadly, if you don't endure the pain and investigate the rules and the worst happens, you could end up with unlimited fines or even a prison sentence. Fortunately, Blake's have come to the rescue!
    We've put some of the most important resources together for you, so you can spend more time focusing on the important stuff, and less time cursing at the computer screen...

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    27 July 2017
    Blake's Upgrade Access Control In Borehamwood Borough Council Building

    Blake's were recently contacted by Hertsmere Borough Council, who needed to upgrade the Access Control Systemat their offices in Borehamwood - without causing disruption to their neighbours.

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    31 March 2017
    New Bins Installed For South Essex Homes To Comply With Fire Risk Assessment

    The latest phase of a three year contract to install bin stores for South Essex Homeshas just been completed.
    The criteria for this project, which began in 2015, was to comply with the Fire Risk Assessment and South Essex Homes' commitment to:

    get the refuse outside of their properties;
    reduce the risk of an arson attack causing a fire inside the building; and
    prevent the wheely bins from being moved to block a fire exit route.

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    2 March 2017
    Look At Our New 'State of the Art' Training Room!

    The Blake Group is proud to show off the new training room at our HQ in Southend-on-Sea, Essex - completed shortly before Christmas 2016.

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